SCHOOL: Cocoa High School.
SIZE: 6-foot-1, 194-pounds
STAR RANKING: THREE-STAR
POSITION RANKING: Number-58 cornerback.
SCOUTING REPORT: Showed well at the Ohio State Friday Night Lights Camp prior to his junior season, earning a Buckeye offer. Shows the ability to be a big hitter, and he could play safety for the Buckeyes. Will need to bounce back from a very serious knee injury and might need a redshirt year in the program. - Bill Greene.
WHY Ohio STATE WAS THE BEST CHOICE: "It was because I just felt that Ohio State was the right place to be for me," Dean said of his decision to choose the Buckeyes. "I had developed a sense of comfort with them because I had been there before and really fit in."
"It feels great to be a Buckeye," Dean stated. "I was at the Penn State game this year and was able to see the atmosphere. The coaches told me it would be unlike anything I had ever seen and they were exactly right."